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New Land Rover Discovery testing teaser released

Ahead of the reveal of the new 2017 Land Rover Discovery at the Paris Motor Show, Land Rover has revealed a short video of it testing.

THE NEW LAND ROVER DISCOVERY is one of the most anticipated new car releases of the 2016 and Land Rover has continued its dribble of information today with a video showing the car testing.

In a short statement accompanying the video, Land Rover said “Land Rover has completed a grueling Discovery testing and development programme to ensure families around the world will benefit from world-class capability, versatility and safety, no matter what the driving conditions.

“The new model is the first Land Rover to undergo a full programme of virtual testing prior to the physical testing process, delivering robust quality and durability before any prototypes are built.”

According to Land Rover the new Discovery has been tested in more than 20 countries and been subjected to extreme temperatures from the dunes of Dubai to the freezing cold of Sweden.

Land Rover has already announced a clever new third-row seating option for the Discovery which will allow owners to raise or lower the third row via an app. And while Land Rover hasn’t said anything about engines or transmissions, it’s likely the new Transcend transmission that was announced earlier this week will feature in the new Discovery. It’s also likely the new car will get the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel Ingenium engine that does service in Jaguar F-Pace and XE, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque.

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Adzee Aus
Adzee Aus
5 years ago

I managed to see this in the flesh this week when I did the Manufacturing Factory tour, amazing but didn’t get close. 🙁 they were unhelpful with questions relating to it but saw pressed sections of it, and was happy to see it before their release… Amazing little components that help with sound deadening and the construction is very clever!

5 years ago
Reply to  Adzee Aus

Lucky man. I got to do a factory tour when the Evoque was launched. More people should do them to get perspective on how cars are built. – Isaac

Adzee Aus
Adzee Aus
5 years ago

Absolutely, it’s not cheap but it is quite something to get a deeper understanding… I love the level of engineering and problem solving put in to the vehicles, and reviews on many sites or magazines never give a lot of those things, where as I value those things. Practical motoring is quite the exception with people like Robert going much further to educate readers (for example with off road vehicles etc).

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober